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Allen Craig is reportedly fully healthy and looks good in the spring

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Spring training statistics are worthless, but evaluating player health during the spring in comparison to previous seasons can be valuable. Allen Craig was once a top hitter who had his production tank because of a foot injury that crippled his swing. From 2011-13, a span of nearly 1300 PA, Craig hit .312/.364/.500 with 46 HR and a 139 wRC+. His 139 wRC+ was 17th best in baseball during that three year span. Craig suffered a foot injury at the end of 2013 and had a dreadful season in 2014, hitting .215/.279/.315 with a 69 wRC+ in 505 PA.

The Boston Globe said that Craig is fully healed and looks good swinging the bat:

Allen Craig continues to look good in batting practice. That isn’t necessarily telling but he clearly has a better base and stronger swing now that his left foot is fully healed. "There’s much more life in the bat," manager John Farrell said.

A return to full health could mean a return to similar production during his healthy years. Craig is currently buried on the Red Sox depth chart, but he might be worth selection towards the end of drafts to stash on the bench and see if he can work his way into some lineup, either via injury or via trade.